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New Zealand will be mapped for liquefaction-prone soils raising foundation costs for new homes

Foundations will become more expensive for houses built on liquefaction-prone soil across New Zealand, not just in Canterbury.

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20 December 2019

National promises to repeal and replace RMA

National want to repeal and replace the much-maligned Resource Management Act (RMA) if elected next year, the party's planning spokeswoman Judith Collins has announced.

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17 December 2019

Builders busy in New Plymouth with consents rising

The value of building consents in New Plymouth reached $253.8 million in the year to September, according to the latest figures from Statistics New Zealand.

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16 December 2019

Damaged old chimney in Wellington backyard can't be knocked down because it's heritage-listed

It's useless, damaged, and dangerous, but the fight is on to save this heritage-listed chimney in a Wellington backyard.

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16 December 2019

Base-isolated and Green star building to be developed for the BNZ HQ in Wellington

Bank of New Zealand is to have a new earthquake-resilient and "green" 12-storey building as headquarters for its 1500 hundred staff in Wellington.

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12 December 2019

Houses built by EIT students ready to help relieve housing emergency

Houses built by EIT Hawke's Bay Trades Training students could be used for emergency housing in what is looming as the hardest part of the year to find accommodation.

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11 December 2019

Twyford Undermines Property Rights with Urban Development Bill

"Phil Twyford's plan to allow the government to forcibly take private land for development instead of changing our urban planning rules for all New Zealanders will undermine property rights", according to ACT Leader David Seymour.

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11 December 2019

Staff shortages slowing down Wellington building consents

Wellington City Council is struggling to meet statutory timeframe requirements for building consents amidst a staff shortage and increasing construction projects.

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11 December 2019

Faulty quake design exposes consent failures - Christchurch quake survivor

A man who narrowly avoided the CTV building collapse in the 2011 earthquake says a new case of poor seismic design shows building consent failings.

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9 December 2019

Two-tonne metal structure flies over fence and lands on athletics spectators

Two spectators to a secondary school athletics event were seriously injured when a two-tonne metal structure was picked up by a wind gust, thrown over a fence, and landed on them.

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9 December 2019

Homeowners who fought Stanley Group call for policing of builders

Marc Collins and his neighbours in the idyllic Auckland waterfront street of Provence Esplanade are calling for politicians to protect ordinary people from incompetent, error-prone builders who hike prices during construction.

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9 December 2019

Council fails to spot 10 serious flaws in Christchurch high-rise

The Christchurch City Council consented a structural design for an eight-storey building that a rookie engineer could tell at a glance was flawed.

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6 December 2019

Bill to empower urban development projects

New legislation to transform our urban areas and create sustainable, inclusive and thriving communities will tomorrow be introduced to Parliament, Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford said.

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5 December 2019

Thousands of quake-prone buildings in need of work yet to be identified

Councils estimate they have yet to identify 10,000 buildings nationwide that are earthquake-prone and need upgrading or demolition.

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5 December 2019


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